Saturday, February 21, 2009

The girls are at the Church Winter Formal tonight and they look absolutely gorgeous!!! Kerri and I went shopping for her dress this past week and it was quite an experience. The very first dress we tried on we both LOVED but just to be sure we proceeded to go to 3 other stores and try on another 43 dresses. Then we went back to the first store and continued to try on more dresses. I finally convinced Kerri to try on the first dress again and we both still loved it so we bought it! You can't really see it, but the dress has beading all the way down it... She looks so gorgeous!

Today was a whirlwind of activity. It started with Kerri having a nail appointment. Since we could not find a purple dress, she got purple nails ;) They look lovely.

Then I took Kerri home and proceeded to take Ash prom dress shopping. I had seen a dress the night I took Kerri shopping and thought Ash would love it so I took her to the mall and we went from store to store trying on dresses and then I took her to where I had seen the dress I thought she would like and guess what...She loved it!!! She has it on :) She looks so beautiful!

Then I proceeded to go home and straighten Kerri's hair for her and feed both of them while they were getting ready and off they went....

The pictures attached show what lovely young ladies we have... We are truly blessed!

Monday, February 16, 2009

For all you married people out there! I am tagging all my married friends!
1. When is your "engagement" anniversary: June, 1986
2. When is your "marriage" anniversary: October 25, 1986 and our Sealing anniversary is July 17th, 1993
3. How long have you known your spouse: 24 years
4. How long did you date/court before you were engaged: 14 months
5. Where did you meet your spouse for the first time: At work
6. What is your spouse's full name: Daniel Garret Silfies
7. Do you have any children yet: Yes
8. How many: 3... Ashley 18, Kerri 15 and Garret 12
9. Do you have any house pets: No
10. Do you own a house or rent: Own
11. Do you live in the country or town/city: City
12. What is one of your favorite activities together: We love watching football, exercising and just spending time together.
13. Do you have a favorite vacation spot: We love Smithville!
14. How many siblings (including in-laws): 10
15. What church do you attend: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
16. Is this the church you were married in: Yes
17. What town is your current address: Edmond
18. Do you work or stay at home: Work
19. Where did you honeymoon: Branson, MO.
20: Leave a piece of marriage advice: Never go to bed mad at each other....

Thursday, February 12, 2009

In Memory of "papa"

So this week was very hard for me and my family. My step-father passed away last Friday. He was at home, which is where he wanted to be. He had only been out of the hospital for 2 days. It was an unexpected but expected death. We thought we were going to loose him last year when he was in the hospital for almost 2 months and the nurse called us in three different times thinking it was over. But, he surprised us all and we had another full year with him. Peace was made among those that needed it and for the rest of us we were blessed with an additional year with "papa" (that is what all the grand-kids called him).

In Loving Memory... Harvey "Nolan" Carrell

God saw he was getting tired,
And a cure was not to be,

So He put His arms around him
And whispered "Here, come with Me."

With tearful eyes we watched him suffer,
And saw him fade away.

Although we loved him dearly,
We could not have him stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands to rest,

God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best!

With deepest gratitude and thankfulness to all of you that have sent thoughts, prayers, flowers and cards our way.